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March 19, 2006

Eminent domain debate suggests states should respond; was there a plan for Atlantic Yards?

Atlantic Yards Report covers last week's debate over Kelo at CUNY Graduate Center, and discovers that the "sweetheart deal" aspect of the planning process could be the project's undoing:

Whether the Atlantic Yards project is a "sweetheart deal" will surely be debated. But it is clear that developer Forest City Ratner devised the project, and city and state officials endorsed the sole-source deal 18 months before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) solicited bids for its Vanderbilt Yard, which would be more than one-third of the project footprint.

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Posted by amy at March 19, 2006 9:18 AM